StertaOld Norse Dictionary - sterta
Meaning of Old Norse word "sterta" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
sterta Old Norse word can mean:
- 1. t, to crease, pleat; in the phrase, strauk of ripti, sterti ermar, she smoothed the kirtle and pleated the sleeves, Rm.; cp. þá höfðu menn ermar fimm álna langar ok svá þröngvar, at draga skyldi at við handtygil, ok lerka allar at öxl, Fms. vi. 440.
- 2. u, f., in hosna-sterta; cp. drambhosur lerkaðar at beini, court-breeches tight to the leg, id.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛏᛁᚱᛏᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Rígsmál. (A. II.)
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